NIOS Registration 2020
Dinesh Goyal, 10 Oct 2019, #NIOS Class 12

NIOS Registration 2020 - National Institute of Open Schooling has started NIOS October registrations 2020 for class 10 and 12 admissions. Students can fill NIOS registration form to appear for public or on-demand examinations. NIOS Registration 2020 can be done in online mode only. The registration process and dates are same for 10th and 12th while eligibility criteria and NIOS registration fee are different. The last date for NIOS online registration is March 15, 2020, including the late fee dates. Eligible students can apply for the same by paying requisite NIOS registration fees and submitting required documents. After NIOS registration 2020, they should note down the reference number generated during the NIOS admission. This reference number will be useful to track registration status. Stay tuned to know more about NIOS registration 2020 dates, process, fee and so on.
Note: Currently, NIOS registrations for April 2020 exams has been closed. But, NIOS October 2020 registrations are going on for 2nd Block exams. The last date to register is January 31, 2020 without any late fees charges.

NIOS Registration 2020 - Important dates

Students can check the following table to know the NIOS class 10 and 12 registration dates for Public exams. For on-demand examination, NIOS registrations are held throughout the year and exams are held except April-May and October-November because that time public exams are held.

NIOS Registration Dates 2020


Block 2 (October 2020) Dates

Block 1 (April 2021) Dates

NIOS Registrations Starts

September 16, 2019

March 16, 2020

Submit NIOS application without late fee until

January 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Fill NIOS registration form with late fee of Rs 200

February 1-15, 2020

August 1-15, 2020

Register for NIOS with late fee of Rs 400

February 16-28, 2020

August 16-31, 2020

Fill NIOS form with late fee of Rs 700

March 1- 15, 2020

September 1-15, 2020

NIOS exam date

October/November 2020

March/April 2021

Stream-wise NIOS Registration 2020

NIOS accepts registrations for various 4 streams. Students can fill NIOS registration form for any of the stream as per their eligibility. Here’s the detail for all the streams:

NIOS Stream 1 Registration

  • This stream of NIOS registration 2020 is open for all the learners-secondary and senior secondary courses.

  • Steam 1 students are allotted an Accredited Institute (Study Centre) to guide them for studying.

NIOS Stream 2 Registration

  • NIOS online registrations are held for this stream for the students who had appeared for the public exams but could not pass the exam.

  • NIOS registration forms will be made available online from the first week of May to Last week of June 2020 for this stream.

  • Such students will have to upload their failed Marksheet/Admit Card (Hall Ticket) along with other relevant documents.

  • This stream students will be able to appear in October 2020 exams.

NIOS Stream 3 Registration

  • NIOS registration under this stream is open throughout the year for class 10th students.

  • Those who have passed the secondary exam from a recognised board, but wish to appear for one subject or up to 4 subjects for enhancing their score can fill stream 3 NIOS Registration form for the on-demand examination.

  • Students who could not clear, or could not appear in the NIOS 10th class Public Examination can also apply for NIOS 2020 registration.

  • The students can apply for the following subjects only: Business Studies (215), Data Entry Operations (229), Economics (214), English (202), Home Science (216), Hindi (201), Indian Culture & Heritage (223), Mathematics (211), Painting (225), Psychology (222), Sanskrit (209), Science & Technology (212) and Social Science (213).

NIOS Stream 4 Registration

  • Under this stream, NIOS registrations 2020 are going on for class 12th students

  • Students who have passed the senior secondary exam from a recognized board, but wish to appear for one subject or up to 4 subjects for enhancing their score can apply for stream 4 through the on-demand examination system.

  • Students who were unable to clear or did not appear in the NIOS Class 12 public examination can also apply for this stream NIOS ODES registration.

NIOS Registration 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Students must check the eligibility criteria before start filling NIOS Registration form else if a student is found ineligible, his/her registration for NIOS can be cancelled at any stage. Read ahead to know the complete 10th, 12th eligibility criteria for NIOS registration 2020.

NIOS 10th Registration Eligibility Criteria

  • A student must be 14 years of age as on January 31, 2020.

  • He/she should be born on or before January 31, 2006.

  • A student who has passed class 8 and has a valid proof of age is eligible to apply.

  • Student can also apply for NIOS class 10 registration if he/she gives a self-attested certificate that " he/she has studied enough to be able to pursue secondary course".

  • One who has studied in secondary school can also apply in this category for improving the score or to complete the course.

NIOS Class 12 Registration Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be 15 years of age as on January 31, 2020.

  • He/she should be born on or before January 31, 2005.

  • Students must have passed the secondary exam from a recognized board.

  • A student who has studied in senior secondary school can also apply in this category for improving the score or to complete the course.

Students who fulfill the above-mentioned conditions are eligible for NIOS 12th Registration.

How to do NIOS Registration 2020 for 10th and 12th?

Students can fill NIOS online registration form for October 2020 by following the step by step process given below:

Steps to Fill NIOS Registration Form Online

Step-1: Students have to click on the relevant link given above after the first paragraph.

Step-2: After clicking on the NIOS Registration link, students have to select state/UT, identity type, and the course (secondary or senior secondary) and click the submit button.

Step-3: After this, students will be redirected to a new page wherein they have to enter their basic details, such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, Aadhar number, mobile number and email ID. Click on generate OTP button and verify contact details then submit NIOS registration form.

Step-4: Then, enter optional details as asked and proceed to choose subjects and study centre preferences.

Step-5: Now students have to fill their addresses other information and upload the documents, such as social class proof, birth certificate, correspondence address proof, photo, signature and previous qualification certificate.

Step-6: After filling all the details, students have to proceed for payment. Applicants can make the payment through credit card debit card or net banking. Before paying the NIOS registration fee, students should review their form.

NIOS Registration Procedure at a Glance


After filling the NIOS registration form, students should keep track of their NIOS admission status to know if their admission is confirmed or not.

Keep Ready these Documents before Starting NIOS Registration 2020

Students have to upload the scanned copy/soft copy (jpg, jpeg files) of the following documents while filling NIOS registration form for October 2020 exams:

  • Recent Passport size colour Photograph

  • Signature (preferably in Black Ink)

  • Valid identity proof (like Aadhaar Card or Passport or Ration card etc.)

  • Valid proof of Date of Birth

  • A valid proof of Residence

  • Class 8th mark sheet or Self Certificate (in case of secondary course).

  • Class 10th mark sheet (in case of senior secondary course)

  • Social Category/Caste Certificate (in case SC/ST/OBC social category).

  • Ex-serviceman certificate (in case he/she is an Ex-serviceman)

  • Disability Certificate (in case he or she is having)

  • failed Marksheet mentioning the Reference Number/Enrolment Number (in case of a student is applying for Transfer of Credit or TOC)

NIOS Registration Fee 2020 for Stream-I Students


Fee for Class 10(for 5 subjects)

Fee for Class 12(for 5 subjects)

Male (General category)

Rs. 1800

Rs. 2000

Female (General category)

Rs. 1450

Rs. 1650

Exempted Category (SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, Persons with Disabilities)

Rs. 1200

Rs. 1300

For each additional subject

Rs. 720 per subject

Rs. 720 per subject

NIOS Registration fee for stream 2, 3 and 4


10th/12th (under stream-2)

ODES - 10th (under stream-3), 12th (under stream-4)

Registration fee

Rs. 480 (per subject)

Rs. 480 (per subject)

Exam fee

Rs. 250 per subject for theory. Additional Rs. 120 for a practical per subject

Rs. 500 per subject for theory. Additional Rs. 200 for a practical per subject


Rs. 180 per subject

Rs. 180 per subject

Change/additional subject fee

Rs. 720 per subject

Rs. 720 per subject

After the registration, a student will have to pay NIOS exam fee in online mode only. The exam fee is separate from the registration fee. The payment window is opened in May and November for Block 2 and Block 1 exam.

Other NIOS Links

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIOS Registration 2020

Question: How many subjects I can choose in NIOS?


You can choose a minimum of 5 subjects including at least 1 or maximum 2 language subjects. You can also choose two more additional subjects. So you can opt for a minimum of 5 subjects and maximum 7 subjects in NIOS registration.

Question: What are the mediums for study provided by NIOS?


NIOS provides English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Odia, Telugu, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam and Punjabi mediums for 10th class students. While for class 12, the mediums offered are English, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu.

Question: I have written my name wrong during NIOS registration, How can I apply to correct it?


Yes, you can do so by applying in offline mode at respective study centre. You will have to produce documentary proof to apply for the same.

Question: Can I change my subject chosen during NIOS registration?


Yes, you can change one or more subjects, but the total number of subjects should not exceed seven. Already passed subjects can not be changed.

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Questions related to NIOS Class 12

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can i gibe NIOS improvmwnt exam afyer passingy 12th three years ago?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

you can give the improvement exam only once and you can give the exam after passing the board exam. a candidate need to attempt the improvement exam with in five years of admission. as you have passed 12 in 2016. and you enrolled for the course in 2014. so technically 5 years have passed from 2014-2019.  its not possible to give improvement exam now. follow the below link to know in details,


Do we eligible for competitive exam like NEET/ JEE if we are NIOS(OPEN SCHOOL) students? Does it make any difference while preparing merit or an admission?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 8th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

from this year nios students are not eligible for neet exam. however you can appear in jee main exam. you are eligible to appear in JEE Main examination after completion of your 12th standard from NIOS Board. Candidates who have completed 12th standard with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry subjects from a recognised board are eligible to appear in JEE Main examination


I have filled nios form for april exam...And UPSEE exam also conduct in april... So can i give both exams..

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019


You are not be eligible as you might not have passed have 12th at that time. The eligibility criteria says the candidates must have passed 12th from any recognized university or institution.

In addition to that you have to upload the documents to the board so you have to have them before hand. For more details you can check the eligibilty criteria of UPSEE 2020:-

In that case you can register yourself for JEE main which is a National level entrance exam and you can give it even if you don't have your 12th credentials. JEE main is conducted twice a year. Registration for Januray month is completed you can't apply for it now. You can apply for the april month and can give it your maximum effort.

You will get top best college through jee mains if you clear it with a rank below 5k.

Hope it helps!


I m going to appear for nios class 12 this year 2019 October but i have filled in jee main2020 application that i m appearing in 2020 so did it affect in my counselling for college s

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 27th Sep, 2019

hello aspirant,

please be careful while you are filling a application form. Correction window for jee main 2020 will open from october 11 to october 17, 2019.

follow the below link to know more about jee main 2020,

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